ASTM WK71808

    New Test Method for Measuring Transmitted Impact Force Through Materials Used in Protective Clothing

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    WK71808

    1. Scope

    This test method covers the measurement of the transmitted impact force of a material when exposed to a falling object under specified loads. Data obtained from this test method can be used to compare the impact resistance of various materials.


    Keywords

    impact; impact resistance; personal protective clothing; rubber; thermoplastic rubber

    Rationale

    In several fields, such as Oil & Gas and Construction, impact resistant gloves and protective clothing have been requested and are being currently used. A standard test method that is accurate and reproducible would assist in helping users and safety managers make an informed impact protection choice.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    02-05-2020

    Technical Contact:
    Andrew Funk

    Status:
    Draft Under Development